Portrait of Mrs. Gardner Greene. Half-length portrait, three-quarters life size, of lady, with rose-colored bodice and flaring sleeves. White fichu. Dark hair drawn back from forehead and worn low on neck. Inner oval, broken at bottom, frames portrait.

Portrait of Mrs. Gardner Greene, 1770

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Jeremiah Theus began his career in Charleston, South Carolina in about 1740, advertising that he painted landscapes and coats of arms. In 1744, he started offering painting classes to both ladies and gentlemen in Charleston, and settled into a successful career as a portrait painter.

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Title
Portrait of Mrs. Gardner Greene
Artist Life
American (born Switzerland), 1719 - 1774
Role
Artist
Accession Number
31.38
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Portrait of Mrs. Gardner Greene. Half-length portrait, three-quarters life size, of lady, with rose-colored bodice and flaring sleeves. White fichu. Dark hair drawn back from forehead and worn low on neck. Inner oval, broken at bottom, frames portrait.